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ENDEAVOR CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Andy Kristianson

Andy Kristianson has served on the Board since November 2008 and is often relied upon to provide legal analysis and advice to the Board.  Andy is a civil litigation attorney who has worked at the law firm McGuire Woods LLP since 2005.  After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 1999, Andy worked in Seattle from 1999 until 2005, when he moved to Raleigh with his family.  Andy's wife, Lisa, is a part-time TA in Mrs. Rogerson's first grade class.  Andy’s son Garrett is a 6th grader and his daughter Audrey is in 4th grade.

Andy is an alumnus of Leadership Raleigh, has served as a youth baseball coach with the North Wake County Baseball, and is a member of state and local bar associations in both North Carolina and Washington State.

Margaret Holder

Margaret Holder has served on the Board since November 2008.   She is currently Director of Investment Operations and Finance at UNC Management Company in Chapel Hill.   Margaret, a native of Richmond, Virginia, has an undergraduate degree in English and French from the University of Virginia.  She obtained her post-graduate certificate in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University.  

She has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1998 and is certified in North Carolina.  She has also been a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) since 1999.  

Margaret has twins in 7th grade at Endeavor. 

 
 Lisa Springle
 

Lisa Springle has served on the Board since February 2010.  Lisa is a English teacher at Raleigh Charter High School and has also taught at Southeast Raleigh H.S.  In addition to a B.A.  in English from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Lisa also has a Master of Arts in Teaching English from Duke University.  Lisa is a Chicago native, but has lived in Raleigh for a total of more than 13 years.

Lisa and her husband Mike have three children at Endeavor in 6th, 4th, and 2nd grades.

Lisa’s volunteer work at Endeavor is already extensive, as she served as the inaugural co-Secretary for PAWS, was a member of the high school committee, and served as the chair of the Endeavor Foundation’s design committee.

Bill Borter

 

Bill Borter joined the Board in September 2012.  Bill is currently a Financial Strategist with VMware and previously led Financial Planning and Analysis for a Fortune 500 company's new market efforts.
 
Bill holds an MBA from the Jenkins School of Management at NC State.  Bill also has a master’s degree in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an undergraduate degree in Management Science from the Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech.
 
Bill, originally from Northern Virginia, has lived in North Carolina since 2004.  Bill and his wife (Heather) have two children at Endeavor.

 

 
Steve McAdams

Steve McAdams serves as the Director of Endeavor Charter School, is one of the school’s original founders, and is an original member of the Board.  Steve has been an educator since he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970, with experience from 6th grade through adult education.  He also served as a long-term coach of high school and recreational soccer.

Steve is a lifelong North Carolina resident.  He and his wife Teresa have been married for 45 years and have two grown children:  Christi Whiteside and Brandon McAdams.  Steve also has four grandchildren, two of whom attend Endeavor.
  
 Kevin Myers
Kevin, a native of Ohio, started at IBM in 1996 after graduating from Miami University with a degree in Management Information Systems. After working for five years in strategic outsourcing while living in Cincinnati, he and his wife Marla moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2000. He has since worked in IBM Software Group, where he is currently a senior software development manager in the Tivoli brand. Kevin and Marla have two children at Endeavor, a fifth grader and a third grader. Kevin currently serves as the Endeavor PAWS Facilities Chair.
 
Sarah McConnell
 
Sarah McConnell began serving as the teacher representative to the Board in June 2013.  Sarah has been teaching fifth grade math at ECS since 2011.  During the school year of 2010-2011 she worked as a long term substitute for half the year in Kindergarten and the other half in third grade at ECS.  Before that, she taught second grade in Wake County for four years and tutored students of all ages for nine years.  Sarah earned her undergraduate degree in English and Latin from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her teaching license from Meredith College.  She has lived in North Carolina since high school, graduating from Enloe.

Sarah and her husband Eric have three students at Endeavor:  Miles, a seventh grader; Lily, a sixth grader; and Everett, a  second grader.  They have been an Endeavor family since Miles joined the school in its first year as a first grader. 

 
Charlie Kennedy 
 
Charlie joined the ECS board in the summer of  2013.  He is co-owner of Kennedy Office supplying North Carolina businesses with office products since 1960.  Charlie is a native of Raleigh, and graduated from Wake Forest Univeristy with a BS in communications.  He and his wife Helen have two children that attend Endeavor Charter School.  He especially enjoys long walks on the beach and reading poetry.
 
 
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